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Translated Content for more Traffic

Discussion in 'SEO Chatroom' started by Nathan Norse, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Nathan Norse

    Nathan Norse Regular Member

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    My site works in English, Russian, and a few other languages. Most of this is accomplished through translation services that make it work on the fly for users. I've started duplicating some posts though so that one version is held on the site in each language so that (I hope) I'll get more of the traffic I'm looking for from the markets I'm fishing in. I do worry that since the content is just the same but translated, will that hurt my rankings since I have things (technically) posted multiple times? I dunno.
     
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  2. Claire

    Claire Regular Member

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    If you work with a translation plugin on the backend of your site, you will not need to keep multiple copies of the same post/write up. I am not sure what software you are running your site with but storing multiple languages is sure to slow it down which can hurt your rankings.
     
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  3. Nathan Norse

    Nathan Norse Regular Member

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    Thanks Claire, I will look into using a plug-in. I was going about this the wrong way.

    Can you recommend any in particular that work well with WordPress powered sites?
     
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  4. Sami F.

    Sami F. Regular Member

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    Stick with a plug-in like mentioned and keep it simple. Most browsers these days have built-in translators as well. I know Chrome does for a fact as I use it myself.
     
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  5. Dave C.

    Dave C. Regular Member

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    The idea behind this makes sense. Like you would want people who speak different languages to be able to visit your site and read it but you also don't want to sacrifice speed as mentioned. Just stick to a plug in.
     
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  6. MickLouis

    MickLouis Regular Member

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    I never understood the appeal of doing this. Chrome does translations automatically as do the other top browsers. I am not sure how it works on mobile. Whatever you decide, make sure it doesn't slow your site down!
     
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